Why YHA?

Working together with group leaders, we are constantly reviewing the needs of groups that stay with us. Because we are a not-for-profit organisation the money we make goes straight back into improving our facilities and keeping our prices affordable.

Though we are extremely proud of our heritage, the YHA of today has come a long way so if you haven’t stayed with us in a while, we recommend you come along and see the changes. Following a decade of refurbishments and renovations, investment of over £30 million since 2011, plus the addition of some brand new sites, our accommodation network is looking better than ever.

YHA’s charitable aim is all about getting young people outside into the great outdoors and our locations, buildings and hostel facilities are all selected to enable us to confidently fulfil this aim.

“To help all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, and appreciation of the cultural values of towns and cities, particularly by providing Youth Hostels or other accommodation for them in their travels, and thus to promote their health, recreation and education


Great group facilities

When your group stays with us you can be assured that our hostels will be in the places you want to be. From country house retreats nestled in beautiful countryside, to seaside escapes right on the beach, big city bolt-holes near to famous sights, or even mountainside bases 1,000 feet above sea level.


Flexible approach

Our experienced advisors are here to support you with every aspect of planning your visit: from risk assessments to selecting catering options, choosing activities to organising funding.


Safety and security

Safeguarding children is our priority and we work closely with industry leading experts, including the DBS, the NSPCC and LOtC, to ensure that our child safeguarding practises are over and above those required by law.


Bolt-on activities

If your itinerary has unplanned time, make sure to check out our great value bolt-on activities. Provided using YHA grounds or off-site with our expert partners, we can offer a variety of activities from cultural workshops to adrenaline adventures



Uniquely our Breaks Programmes offer support to children with challenging lives.



Our friendly team are here to make sure you have everything you need to enjoy an inspirational and unforgettable group break at great value prices. The incredible variety of low-cost options available from us means that an amazing residential can be arranged to suit every pocket.

Ready to start your adventure?

Our dedicated team is here to help you along the way.